Sino-French trade enters new phase

13:32, November 23, 2010      

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Following Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit to France, economic relations between the two countries are entering a bold new phase.

During Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit to France, the two nations signed agreements to undertake 15 economic cooperation projects. Representatives of both countries are buoyant about the trade relationship, and say it's a win-win situation.

Herve Ladsous, French Ambassador to China said "I think this is the most important aspect of our relationship. We want to work hand-in-hand with China. and you'll see the results of our cooperation next year."

Ubifrance is the French government's international trade agency. It's recently published its annual export program, geared at providing opportunities for French companies exporting to China. Since the first program in 2006, the number of French businesses exporting to China has increased, from 5 thousand to 10 thousand. And the majority are small and medium sized enterprises.

Christophe Lecourtier, President of UbiFrance said "Small and medium sized enterprises are our principal target. But we also serve large corporations, who work with small businesses, that are their suppliers or subcontractors. "

Ubifrance says China is the third-most desirable country for French companies to invest and operate in. More than 1,000 French companies have established offices or agencies in China.

Since 2006, France has been working to help more than a thousand small and medium French businesses enter into the Chinese market annually. Under the government export plan for 2011, this strategy also includes large corporations. This clearly shows the importance France places on the Chinese market.



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